Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Greensleeves
Liz Story 3:29
2 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
David Qualey 4:24
3 This Rush of Wings
Metamora 4:38
4 The Holly and the Ivy
Alex de Grassi 4:15
5 Carol of the Bells
Windham Hill 3:32
6 Shades of White
Jim Brickman 3:03
7 Northern Lights
Lisa Lynne 4:51
8 The Christmas Song
Steve Erquiaga 3:05
9 Little Drummer Boy
Schönherz & Scott 4:21
10 Shepherd’s Rocking Carol
Philip Aaberg 3:31
11 The Simple Birth
Barbara Higbie 3:39
12 Prelude to Cello Suite #1 in G major
Michael Hedges 2:30
13 Wexford Carol
Nightnoise 3:55
14 Coventry Carol
Paul McCandless 3:32
15 Moon Lake
W.G. "Snuffy" Walden 4:19
16 What Are the Signs
George Winston 5:26
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Trepak
Modern Mandolin Quartet 1:11
2 Rain Into Snow
William Coulter 3:53
3 Medieval Memory II
Ira Stein & Russel Walder 5 3:44
4 I Saw Three Ships
Darol Anger 3:38
5 Sung to Sleep
Michael Manring 4:20
6 Veni Emmanuel
Turtle Island String Quartet 3:33
7 Sleepers Awake
Andy Narell 3:59
8 The Gathering
Tracy Silverman and Thea Suits‐Silverman 3:31
9 New England Morning
Will Ackerman & Joan Jeanrenaud 4:00
10 Down in Yon Forest
Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning 5:22
11 Keiki’s Dream
Keola Beamer 3:13
12 Asleep the Snow Came Flying
Tim Story 4:36
13 A Tale of Two Cities
Mark Isham 5:45

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar [acoustic guitars]:
fiddle [fiddles]:
Johnny Cunningham (Scottish fiddler) (track 13)
violin:
Darol Anger (track 5)
David Balakrishnan (track 5)
Charlie Bisharat (track 15)
cello:
Hans Christian Reumschussel (German-born multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer) (track 14)
Mark Summer (track 5)
bass guitar [bass]:
Michael Manring (track 5)
oboe:
Paul McCandless (track 5)
bouzouki and guitar [high-strung guitar]:
Nina Gerber (track 11)
bouzouki, Irish harp / clàrsach [Celtic harp], piano, synthesizer and violin:
Barbara Higbie (track 11)
steelpan [steel drums]:
Andy Narell (track 5)
English horn and oboe:
Paul McCandless (track 14)
viola:
Danny Seidenberg (track 5)
lute:
Mitzi Johnson (track 14)
recorder [recorders]:
tambourine:
Cookie Marenco (track 14)
synthesizer [synthesizers]:
Philip Aaberg (track 5)
flute and whistle:
Brian Dunning (track 13)
guitar:
David Qualey (track 2)
Peter Scott (track 9)
Alex de Grassi (track 4)
Steve Erquiaga (track 8)
Michael Hedges (track 12)
guitar and synthesizer:
electric guitar [electric guitars]:
George Doering (track 15)
low whistle [alto whistle] and mandolin:
Séamus Egan (Solas founder and multi-instrumentalist) (track 7)
percussion:
Steve Reid (US jazz drummer) (track 7)
piano:
Philip Aaberg (track 10)
Jim Brickman (track 6)
Liz Story (tracks 1, 5)
piano and synthesizer [synthesizers]:
Richard Schönherz (track 9)
accordion, piano and synthesizer:
12 string guitar [12 string acoustic guitar] and synthesizer [synthesizers]:
Brian Keane (US film composer, producer & musician) (track 7)
harp:
Barbara Higbie (track 5)
harp [harps]:
Lisa Lynne (track 7)
arranger:
Philip Aaberg (tracks 5, 10)
Dawn Atkinson (track 5)
Richard Schönherz (track 9)
Peter Scott (track 9)
Liz Story (track 1)
Pete Sutherland (track 3)
Alex de Grassi (track 4)
Lucien Cailliet (track 2)
Steve Erquiaga (track 8)
Michael Hedges (track 12)
Barbara Higbie (track 11)
Paul McCandless (track 14)
Nightnoise (track 13)
composer:
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (tracks 2, 12)
Jim Brickman (track 6)
Alfred S. Burt (track 16)
Brian Keane (US film composer, producer & musician) (track 7)
Lisa Lynne (track 7)
Steve Perry (former lead singer of Journey) (track 15)
Pete Sutherland (track 3)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 4)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 9)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 8)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 1, 4)
Bates G. Burt (track 16)
Katherine K. Davis (1941) (track 9)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 8)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 8)
performer:
Malcolm Dalglish (track 3)
Grey Larsen (track 3)
Pete Sutherland (track 3)
producer:
William Ackerman (guitarist) (tracks 1–3, 8–9, 12, 14)
Dawn Atkinson (tracks 1–6, 8–14)
David Evans (Musical researcher) (track 7)
Brian Keane (US film composer, producer & musician) (track 7)
Lisa Lynne (track 7)
Cookie Marenco (tracks 3, 12)
Steve Perry (former lead singer of Journey) (track 15)
George Winston (track 16)
programming:
solo piano:
George Winston (track 16)
vocals:
Dawn Atkinson (track 11)
Barbara Higbie (track 11)
writer:
Henry Onorati (1958) (track 9)
Harry Simeone (1958) (track 9)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music (ASCAP) (track 9)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 8)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 8)
Mills Music, Inc. (1964) (track 9)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 514) (track 4)
arrangement of:
arrangements:
Cosmic Chorale (track 2)
Greensleeves (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 1)
Greensleeves (arr. Chilcott) (track 1)
Greensleeves (track 1)
Greensleeves (Jazz Waltz arrangement) (track 1)
Little Drummer Boy (arr. McCarthy) (track 9)
My Lady Greensleeves (Roger Quilter arrangement for women's voices (2 part) and piano) (track 1)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Davies) (track 4)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Rutter) (track 4)
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Britten) (track 4)
The holly and the ivy (Modern carol by June Nixon) (track 4)
has revision:
Greensleeves (Nox Arcana version) (track 1)
instrumental cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (track 8)
instrumental recording of:
Greensleeves (track 1)
is based on:
[untitled] (traditional Czech carol, became “Carol of the Drums”) (track 9)
is the basis for:
Greensleeves (new year carol) (track 1)
寂寞聖誕 (track 1)
神様 見てよ (track 2)
later parody versions:
Rapapapam (track 9)
later translated versions:
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 8)
Pieni rumpali (track 9)
later versions:
Little Drummer Boy (Poema version of the carol) (track 9)
Loin (Greensleeves) (track 1)
The Holly and the Ivy (Ben Shive arrangement) (track 4)
recording of:
Carol of the Drum (aka “The Little Drummer Boy”) (track 9)
Kantate, BWV 147 "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben": Teil II, X. Choral "Jesus bleibet meine Freude" (Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring; catch-all for arrangements) (track 2)
Moon Lake (track 15)
Northern Lights (track 7)
Shades of White (track 6)
Suite no. 1 G-Dur, BWV 1007: I. Prélude (catch-all for arrangements) (track 12)
This Rush of Wings (track 3)
What Are the Signs (track 16)
referred to in medleys:
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 8)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 8–9)

CD 2

mandocello:
John Imholz (track 1)
violin:
John Fitzpatrick (track 10)
Barbara Higbie (track 2)
David Balakrishnan (track 6)
violin [low violin]:
Darol Anger (track 6)
cello:
Joan Jeanrenaud (track 9)
Martha Reikow (track 12)
Mark Summer (track 6)
oboe:
Kimberly Bryden (track 12)
Russel Walder (track 3)
effects and keyboard [keyboards]:
Jeff Johnson (New Age artist based in Camano Island, WA, USA) (track 10)
steelpan [lead, double second, quadraphonic, triple guitar steel drums]:
Andy Narell (track 7)
strings [string] arranger:
Jeff Johnson (New Age artist based in Camano Island, WA, USA) (track 10)
viola:
Katrina Wreede (track 6)
mandolin:
Paul Binkley (track 1)
Mike Marshall (US mandolinist & multi-instrumentalist) (track 1)
Dana Rath (track 1)
flute:
Thea Suits (track 8)
electric violin, keyboard [keyboards] and violin:
Tracy Silverman (track 8)
guitar:
William Ackerman (guitarist) (track 9)
William Coulter (track 2)
Tim Ellis (track 10)
guitar [guitars]:
Keola Beamer (track 11)
guitar [Takoma Papoose guitar], keyboard, octave mandolin, shakers [shaker] and violin:
Darol Anger (track 4)
bass:
Michael Manring (track 2)
bass and steelpan [quadraphonic steel drum]:
Tom Miller (Montreux) (track 7)
double bass [string bass]:
Derek Jones (Bass) (track 4)
percussion:
Gregg Williams (track 10)
fretless bass:
Michael Manring (track 8)
caxixi, frame drum [pandeirao] and percussion:
Caito Marcondes (track 8)
piano:
Barbara Higbie (track 4)
Michael Manring (track 5)
Ira Stein (track 3)
piano, sampler [sampling instruments] and synthesizer:
Tim Story (track 12)
accordion, flute and whistle [whistles]:
Brian Dunning (track 10)
arranger:
William Ackerman (guitarist) (track 2)
Darol Anger (track 4)
John Imholz (track 1)
Tom Miller (Montreux) (track 7)
Andy Narell (track 7)
David Balakrishnan (track 6)
Brian Dunning (track 10)
Jeff Johnson (New Age artist based in Camano Island, WA, USA) (track 10)
composer:
William Ackerman (guitarist) (track 9)
Johann Sebastian Bach (German Baroque period composer & musician) (track 7)
Keola Beamer (track 11)
William Coulter (track 2)
Mark Isham (track 13)
Michael Manring (track 5)
Tracy Silverman (track 8)
Ira Stein (track 3)
Tim Story (track 12)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (track 1)
instruments:
Mark Isham (track 13)
producer:
William Ackerman (guitarist) (tracks 1–3, 5–7, 9)
Darol Anger (track 4)
Dawn Atkinson (tracks 1, 3, 5–7, 9, 12)
Mark Isham (track 13)
Cookie Marenco (tracks 3, 5)
Tracy Silverman (track 8)
George Winston (track 11)
Jeff Johnson (New Age artist based in Camano Island, WA, USA) (track 10)
part of:
recording of:
Keiki's Dream (track 11)
Medieval Memory II (track 3)
Rain Into Snow (track 2)
Sleepers Awake (track 7)
Sung to Sleep (track 5)
The Gathering (track 8)
referred to in medleys:

Release

art direction: Howard Fritzson
executive producer: Dawn Atkinson
mastering: Ari Rios
mastered at: Laughing Tiger Studios in San Rafael, California, United States
ASIN: DE: B000B5XZKQ [info]

Release Group

artist & repertoire support: Steve Berkowitz (A&R executive at Sony. Also credited as reissue producer)
part of: A Winter's Solstice